University of the Pacific has been honored to receive an extraordinary gift from the estate of the late Regents Robert C. and Jeannette Powell. Valued at $125 million, their gift supports the Powell Scholars as well as the Powell Fund Match program, which will match new endowment gifts up to 1:1 with more than $60 million allocated for endowed scholarship matches and $25 million for endowed academic program matches. This gift is the largest in Pacific's history – and it ranks among the largest single gifts to any institution of higher education in the U.S. The hard-working and humble Powells were staunch supporters of education and provided this gift to make the Pacific experience available to deserving students, while inspiring others through the matching program to do the same.
This means every dollar of your gift has the potential to be matched 1:1, doubling the impact of your contribution. A gift of $50k or more make outright or over a 5 year installment period can create an endowed scholarship or endowed academic program. This is a unique opportunity to leverage your gift dollars to create a lasting legacy with the help of the Powell Fund Match program.
With a match, your philanthropic impact is doubled. For example:
$50k gift = $100k Endowed Scholarship
Academic Program Endowments:
$1 million gift = $2 million Endowed Chair
$500k gift = $1 million Endowed Professorship
$250k = $500k Endowed Fellowship
In California's capital city, McGeorge secured the first program endowment under the Powell Fund Match program with Michael Belote's gift creating the Mike Belote Capital Lecture Series. The law school is in the process of closing several additional endowment gifts under the Powell Fund Match program over the summer. We invite you to learn more about the impact you can make with this matching opportunity, and join this elite group of supporters to ensure access and quality legal education for generations to come.
For more information, contact us at 916.739.7300.